Letters to the Editor

Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2001

Since God created all of us, He must love us all equally

I read with great interest the May 2nd article on the tolerance committee Gov. Tony Knowles has formed. Thank you, Tony, for this.

I look at this issue from many angles. My grandmother Marie is an Aleut. My brother Mark and I look most like our late father (Scotch-Irish), but are proud to have Indian blood.

This issue, though, runs much deeper than race. We are all God's children -- black, white, Indian, Asian, Spanish, etc. We are all descended from Adam and Eve. (I know some of you Old Testament theologians bring up another race altogether, and I'm not that knowledgeable on that subject yet!).

Anyway, I believe since God created all of us, he loves all of us equally. This also includes homosexuals, prostitutes, alcoholics, drug addicts, murderers, sinners in general (all of us). No one is perfect except Jesus, the Christ, actually the Holy Trinity, which is God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Even pastors, clergy and, yes, even the pope, whom I have great respect for, sin. Through the blood of Christ we are forgiven and loved with an everlasting love. (Romans 3:23-24)

Now I believe our time on earth is short. (Matthew 24) Soon, God will gather His people, the ones who have chosen His son Jesus as the Savior. Now, a lot of you may say here is someone writing on tolerance and she says only followers of Jesus Christ will go into the kingdom. Yes, and from this, I will not sway. (John 3:16) Jesus is the key to the kingdom of God. Now, he knocks and warns us to get ready. (Revelation 4:1)

We as humans will never be perfect or attain "Godhood." Jesus died on the cross for all of us; He loves you all.

Look upward, Christian soldiers, your redemption draweth high! Be ready. God bless all of us. (Psalm 91:11; Joshua 1:9; Revelation 22)

Sheryl Main, Kenai

ASMI makes available materials to help market Alaska seafood

With the tourist season just beginning, I would like to extend the invitation to all of Alaska's hotels, bed and breakfasts, restaurants and other food establishments to take advantage of the marketing and promotional materials made available by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Items include posters, consumer recipes, recipes for food service, table tents, menu sheets, stickers, fact sheets, removable salmon tattoos and placemats for kids, and are available at no charge.

There is a golden opportunity during the summer to reach hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world. We hope the state's hospitality industry will partner with ASMI to market our wonderful seafood.

To receive a free catalog of materials, please call us at (800) 478-2903.

Barbara J. Belknap, Executive director Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

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